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June 2003
The 'bedmobile' - not your average vehicle!
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Mick taking reporter Bob Hockenhull for a ride!
Mick Jones, an engineer from Wolverhampton, has a hobby with a difference. He's converted his bed into a 'bedmobile'. Why - because he can.

See the 'bedmobile' in action below.
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Most people put their head down when they go to bed, but one man from the Black Country is more inclined to put his foot down.

Mick Jones has converted his double bed into a motorised vehicle - capable of doing speeds of well over fifty miles an hour.

Mick, an engineer from Wolverhampton has spent eight months converting his bed into a ‘bedmobile’, complete with 1300cc engine.

Mick said "It goes like a dream".

So how is the 'bedmobile' for maneuvering?

Mick taking his 'bedmobile' for a spin
Here we go

Mick taking his 'bedmobile' for a spin
Starting the turn

Mick taking his 'bedmobile' for a spin
It's handling quite well

Mick taking his 'bedmobile' for a spin
Pulling up nicely outside the garage


At the moment the authorities won’t let Mick use his 'bedmobile' on the roads.

He was also disappointed not to be allowed to take part in the Black Country Vehicle Rally at the Black Country Living Museum.

However Mick has set his sights on one main goal.

"There’s a speed record for the fastest piece of furniture - it’s 87 miles an hour. I think I can beat that. I’m going to attempt it either this year or next".


VideoTake a look at Mick's 'bedmobile in action.

Mick on his motorised garden bench

Now Mick's got the bed bug, no item of furniture is safe. His garden bench has also been given a motorised makeover - the next project is the family settee!

Have you got a wacky invention?

If you've got an invention you're proud of, then let us know. Just e-mail the team at: blackcountry@bbc.co.uk

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